Article

Really useful knowledge? Critical Management Education in the UK and US

Citation

Perriton L (2007) Really useful knowledge? Critical Management Education in the UK and US. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 23 (1), pp. 66-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scaman.2006.11.001

Abstract
This article reviews the Critical Management Education (CME) literature produced since 1995 and compares its development in the United Kingdom with that of the United States. It explores the relationship between CME, as an academic field, and that of Critical Management Studies (CMS), the wider movement that deploys critiques drawn from sociology and political science perspectives. In the UK, the origins of CME are in established debates about utilitarian versus liberal education and in radical adult education theory—quite separate from the CMS movement. In the US however, the article argues that business schools and the academy are sites that the CMS is attempting to colonise and CME cannot, in that context, be separated from the CMS project.

Keywords
Critical Management Education; History; United States; United Kingdom; Literature review

Journal
Scandinavian Journal of Management: Volume 23, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Publication date31/03/2007
Publication date online26/12/2006
PublisherElsevier
ISSN0956-5221